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Old 10th June 2008, 19:37   #976
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Old 10th June 2008, 21:34   #977
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^^Can you post a picture of the can,rohan?
I hope its not the motorcycle oil you're using.
Not using it. Saw it at the after sales service.
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Old 16th June 2008, 15:47   #978
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The right grade: It is vital that you choose your engine oil based on the grade your manufacturer recommends. If your owner’s manual suggests a 10W–40 grade oil, make certain that you use that only.
My owners manual say VW 500 00 502 00 but dealer is useing Mobil 1 5W50 Specification say VW 505 00....Pls advice.

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Old 16th June 2008, 16:05   #979
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@PJ: '505.00' is the VW oil standard for diesel engines.
The same oil should also have the '502.00'(the VW standard for gasoline engines).
Check it out.
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@PJ: '505.00' is the VW oil standard for diesel engines.
The same oil should also have the '502.00'(the VW standard for gasoline engines).
Check it out.
No Mobil 1 5W 50 dont have 502 00 check this

Linkhttp://www.mobil.com/India-English/Lubes/PDS/GLXXENPVLMOMobil1_5W-50.asp

Even OWS 5W50 dont have have 502 00 or 500 00

But Mobil 1 0W40 has the 502 00 so can use this oil???

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Old 16th June 2008, 17:31   #981
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Please do not use 0W40 in chennai temperatures.
Severe oil loss. Have experienced this in many cars. Oil level drops down and soon there will be oil pressure problems.
For some reason, Mobil1 markets the 'engine oil for coldest sub zero weathers' in tropical India.

I quote from the printed literature that I have.
'VW standard 502.00 for gasoline engines with enhanced performance'.
So, I would suggest trying to source a 5Wxx synthetic that carries VW 502.00 for your 230bhp RS.

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Hi all. Howdy?

I was wondering how the use of synthetic oil affects the re-sale value of a car? Any benefits or it takes a plunge?
I got my NHC serviced for 50K yesterday and the thought of switching over to synthetic did occur. The 2 reasons why I held myself back was
1. Re-sale.
2. Any review of the synthetic oil which Honda authorised service station use?

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I recently changed my Engine Oil from Mineral oil to Synthetic oil. The one that i'm using now is Castrol Magnatec 10W40.
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have changed to Mobil 1 on both cars. Initially I found no difference, now after about 2-3k kms driving, finding both engines incredibly quiet and smooth, at idle and under acceleration. Plan to change every 10k kms. Could I change at 15 k instead? What if i only change the filters after 10 k kms?
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I recently changed my Engine Oil from Mineral oil to Synthetic oil. The one that i'm using now is Castrol Magnatec 10W40.

Magnatec is Semi Synthetic- Castrol Edge is Synthetic.
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have changed to Mobil 1 on both cars. Initially I found no difference, now after about 2-3k kms driving, finding both engines incredibly quiet and smooth, at idle and under acceleration. Plan to change every 10k kms. Could I change at 15 k instead? What if i only change the filters after 10 k kms?
Where did you purchase Mobil and costs? It was good meeting you tinight!
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Had to order it from Swar, Mapusa. Cost almost 1000/- per litre , can't remember exact price since it was purchased beginning March but used end-April. Highly recommend it.
Great meeting you too, and the game (Port-Germany) was rivetting wasn't it?

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Quite a high price compared to what the guys are paying in the metros. OT: Yes good game.
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Hi all. Howdy?

I was wondering how the use of synthetic oil affects the re-sale value of a car?
2. Any review of the synthetic oil which Honda authorised service station use?
Any inputs on the thought above?
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Just got the XETA Serviced, 3rd Oil change with Magnatec....I'm lovin It!!!

With my lancer I did the first Oil flush at 50 K mark, resulting in the Main Clutch seal failure.

So with my XETA, every oil change is done with a Can of STP Flush, cleaning the system inside.
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